18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
Dover
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Adelaide

1
night
Dover

Dover ©
On the 8th (Sun), look for gifts at Cygneture Chocolates.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dover itinerary planning website.

Adelaide to Dover is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in March; daily highs in Dover reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cygneture Chocolates, South Cape Bay, Cockle Creek
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South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Cygneture Chocolates ©
Cygneture Chocolates

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and May Queen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and St John the Baptist Chuch. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, make a trip to Constitution Dock, kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online route planner.

Traveling by car from Dover to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Opossum Bay Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Get some historical perspective at Port Arthur Historic Site and Government Farm. We've included these beaches for you: Lime Bay State Reserve and Fortescue Bay. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, hike along Three Capes Track, and identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Arthur itinerary builder app.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

4
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Visit Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Freycinet National Park and Denison Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Spiky Beach Conservation Area). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Swansea
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Bay of Fires, enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, then look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, then see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. March in St Helens sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Halls Falls, Bay of Fires, St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take a stroll through Design Inn, then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Estate, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and finally stroll around City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Duck Reach Power Station.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Launceston online visit planner.

Drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Launceston are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Longford
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Brickendon Estate ©
Brickendon Estate

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